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Landlord’s threats of legal action amounted to harassment of tenant

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd v Worthington (1) and Parkin (2) alerts landlords to the risk of their dealings with tenants amounting to unlawful harassment.  Housing Management and Litigation experts Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan explain and offer practical advice, which will be of particular interest for social housing providers […]

Cabot SPR appeal: A welcome outcome for unsecured lenders in Scotland

Walker Morris partner Rob Aberdein explains an appeal allowed by the Sheriff Appeal Court which clarifies that the “interventionist and problem-solving approach” required of sheriffs under the new Simple Procedure Rules Simple Procedure Rules (SPR) for low value claims does not extend to undefended claims.  The appeal concerned a number of test cases and will […]

Industry responds to SME access to the FOS

The FCA last week published a suite of responses it has received to a consultation paper (CP18/3) released in January this year setting out the FCA’s proposed changes to the jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to open the FOS complaints resolution process to small businesses (SMEs). The fourteen responses published come from a […]

Cyber security, separation and self-protection online

Social media has many benefits, enabling us to keep in touch with old and new friends alike, sharing special moments with ‘followers’, organising events or tracking exercise progress. However, there is a dark side to the web.  Every click, post or search adds to your very own digital footprint, this leaves everyone vulnerable to exploitation. […]

Romanian companies will be able to distribute dividends on a quarterly basis

The Romanian Parliament recently approved the Law on the Amendment and Completion of the Accounting Law No. 82/1991, Amendment and Completion of the Companies Law No. 31/1990 and Amendment and Completion of Law No. 1/2005, on the organisation and functioning of cooperative companies. Before entering into force, the law will have to be promulgated by […]

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Lambeth to axe 20 lawyers in privatisation initiative

Twenty solicitors and 30 legal executives will lose their jobs at Lambeth Council if proposals to outsource all legal work are approved next month. The council has decided it should voluntarily hand over its legal work to the private sector just six months after its own legal team won a contract under compulsory competitive tendering. […]

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All Greek to a defendant abroad

The case of Philip Portington has not loomed large in law reports. But it is one which highlights the difference in the quality of justice for Britons at home and abroad. And whatever critics may say about our courts, UK justice comes out on top. Portington was arrested in Salonika, Greece, in 1985 for the […]

Law Society fails to stop Bar Council's fee system

A new system of graduated fees for Crown Court advocacy work looks likely to be introduced this summer, despite opposition from the Law Society. The scheme, which will introduce common fees for barristers and solicitor advocates for legal aid cases in the Crown Courts, was initiated by the Bar Council. The Bar argues the system […]

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